The District and National Superchamps events are played to identify the strongest club in the country for each grade.
Teams are composed of five players per club that are in the same grade (B, C, D, E and F for both men and women). At the District SuperChamps Eliminations clubs in a single district play off to find the district champion in each grade. The district champion is then eligible to travel to the National SuperChamps finals to play off for the national title. Teams contest ties in round-robin and/or knockout format, with the team that wins three or more matches declared the winner.
This competition is one of the most popular events on the calendar. It provides an opportunity for every player, regardless of grade, to compete to be a national champion.
2017 SuperChamps Results
The Whangarei Ladies team took out the national title at the C Grade SuperChamps finals which were held at the Royal Oak Squash Club. It is the first SuperChamps title for the Whangarei Squash Club. The ladies were top seed and lived up to their seeding, playing BOP club Taneatua in the final and winning 4 1.
An outstanding result for the team of Kate Wauchop, Delwyn Houlihan, Vicki Ferguson, Sharon McDonald, Pippa Saunders and Shea Ferguson with Annie Greene the coach and Megan Turner the manager.
Northland had 3 teams compete in this years National Superchamps finals over the weekend.
The Dargaville D Grade men went to Taupo for their finals and ended up placing 8th after some close matches.
The Mid-Western C Grade men were also playing at Royal Oak, and from being seeded last, did remarkably well to top their pool and contest the final against Hamilton, which they ended up losing in a intense 3-1 battle.
The date for SuperChamps Finals this year is 27 – 30 September (F/J grade 28 – 30 September)
If required, District Eliminations will be played on the weekend of 21 – 23 July.
Please note that 15 June is the grading list eligibility date this year.
The venues for 2017 are:
B Grade – Cromwell Community Squash Club
C Grade – Royal Oak Racquet Club
D Grade – Taupo Squash Club
E Grade – Hamilton Squash & Tennis Club
F/J Grade – Hawkes Bay Tennis Squash Club
See Squash Northland’s SuperChamps Policy for composite teams superchamps-policy
Final results from our Northland teams participating in the 2016 National SuperChamps finals. Over 90 teams from around New Zealand were taking part in this years finals.
Whangarei B Grade Men – 10/10
Whangarei B Grade Ladies – 8/8
Whangarei C Grade Men – 10/11
Mid-Western D Grade Men – 9/10
Whangarei D Grade Ladies – 7/10
Although Northland didn’t come away with any silverware this year all the teams gave it their all and enjoyed their experiences.
Kaitaia won the C Grade Ladies Superchamps national title for 2015.
An outstanding result for the team of Cindy Hassan, Nirelle McDonald, Vicki Ferguson, Gemma Turketo, Fiona Hailes, Penny Froggatt and Tracey Klaricich who beat Hawkes Bay Squash Club in a close final in Taumaranui.
Our other superchamps teams also did Northland proud, all having some great results and beating their seedings.
Final positions for Northland teams:
Whangarei B Grade Ladies – 4th place,
Kaitaia C Grade Ladies – 1st place
Mangakahia C Grade Men – 8th place
Whangarei D men Grade Men – 8th place
Kamo E Grade Men – 3rd place
Kamo F Grade Ladies – 2nd place
In 2014 Northland had two Superchamps teams crowned as national champions – Maungaturoto E grade ladies and Manaia club secured the D Grade Ladies trophy.
Other Northland teams competing in the 2014 Superchamps were – Whangarei B Grade Mens and Ladies, Kaitaia C Grade Ladies and Whangarei C Grade Mens.